University of Wisconsin-River Falls College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Psychology Assistant Professor of Neuroscience/Physiological Psychology
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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Neuroscience/Physiological Psychology
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Department of Psychology invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Neuroscience/Physiological Psychology. This position will support both our Psychology Major and our new Neuroscience Major, which is the first in the University of Wisconsin System. Principal responsibilities will include teaching courses in Introduction to Neuroscience, Sensation & Perception, and Physiological Psychology. Preferred candidates will be also be able to teach some combination of Research Methods, Statistics, and courses in their specific areas of expertise. The position is a nine-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty position, with a teaching load of twelve credits per semester. Faculty are expected to advise students, provide service to the department and university, and engage undergraduate students in research. The appointment begins August, 2018. Compensation is based on qualifications, including education and experience.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be expected to
Effectively teach courses in Introduction to Neuroscience, Sensation & Perception, and Physiological Psychology, as well as other courses depending on departmental needs (e.g., Research Methods, Behavioral Statistics, General Psychology) and the candidate’s area of expertise
Develop an active research program in neuroscience/physiological psychology collaborating with undergraduate students
Serve as academic advisor to undergraduate students
Contribute through service to the department, college, university, and/or wider community
Doctorate in Neuroscience/Physiological Psychology or related field at the time of appointment
Ability to teach courses in Introduction to Neuroscience, Sensation & Perception, and Physiological Psychology
Commitment to undergraduate teaching
Commitment to collaborating with undergraduate students in research\
Ability to teach courses in Research Methods, Behavioral Statistics, and General Psychology depending on departmental need
Ability to develop courses that support our Neuroscience and Psychology majors in the candidate’s specific areas of interest.
A letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience (cover letter);
A statement, not to exceed five pages, describing:
- Your teaching interests, experience, and philosophy, including any evidence of successful teaching at the college level;
- Your research and scholarly activity, including a summary of research experience and research plans appropriate for a predominantly undergraduate institution; (upload as Other Document)
Unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts (official copies of transcripts will be required if hired);
Contact information (name, email, and phone number) for three references who can specifically comment on your teaching ability, experience, and professional preparation.
Inquiries should be addressed to: Dr. James Cortright Department of Psychology firstname.lastname@example.org
All materials must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., January 12, 2018.Materials not submitted electronically cannot be considered. A criminal background check will be completed on final candidates.
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